The Bucket Rider

by Matt Rogalsky

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A drone piece recorded live during an overnight at Simon Fraser University's electronic music studio in 1986, and titled after a short story by Franz Kafka. The warbling tones and lowpass-filtered sounds are all generated in real time by a patch I programmed on a fabulous Serge modular synth, and I played slide guitar along with that. The piece doesn't develop much, but I hope it evokes some of the panicky feel I got from the story.

The image is borrowed from a graphic version of the story, drawn by Ian Spence: alphabet-city.org/issues/air/media/the-bucket-rider

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released January 1, 1986

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